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Archive for February, 2011

GMR Sponsors Sites for MLA Webcast “Shifting Skills”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The GMR is again offering to sponsor a number of sites for the upcoming MLA Webcast: Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Healthcare Environments to be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., CST.

Visit: for detailed information on how to become a sponsored site.

The GMR will cover the registration costs for up to two (2) sites per state in the region for this webcast. Because of the limited number of sites we can sponsor, we encourage you to work with your state and local librarian groups to identify centralized locations. Sites will be selected based on geographical location, accessibility, and potential number of attendees.

The deadline to email/fax your registration and email additional information to the GMR is NOON, Friday, March 25, 2011.

Contact Holly Burt at the GMR, if you have any questions and for more information on this webcast, visit:

Health Literacy Summit in Kentucky

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The Health Literacy Kentucky Steering Committee invites you to attend our upcoming Summit in Bowling Green, Kentucky on March 24-25, 2011.

Our lineup of plenary session speakers include Linda Harris from HHS; Terry Davis from LSU, and Toni Cordell, a well-known patient advocate in the field of health literacy. We will also have Michael Villaire from the Institute for Healthcare Advancement presenting a “Health Literacy 101” breakout session workshop. (more…)

GMR Office is Open for Business

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The GMR Office and the UIC Library of the Health Sciences are both back open for business as of 9:30 a.m. this morning.

We sincerely hope that the winter storm did not create too much disruption to the flow of health information over the past few days.

GMR Office Alert

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

microphoneThe UIC Library of the Health Sciences, including the office of the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, will close at 6 pm today.  We are uncertain at this time about when the Library will reopen.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Blizzard Warning in effect from 3:00 pm today, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, to 3 pm Wednesday, February 2nd.  Snow accumulations in excess of a foot are expected over much of our Greater Midwest Region.  Northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph with stronger gusts will result in blizzard and white-out conditions.

We are aware that similar conditions are forecast throughout the Midwest region.  We will keep you posted as best we can through GMRLIST, our blog, the GMR Facebook page, and the GMR homepage:

We have alerted our sister region, the Pacific Southwest Region, headquartered at UCLA, about our weather situation. If necessary, they will be assisting us with DOCLINE changes and other backup support.

Stay safe everyone.